I've been doing some preparation for our New Years Day prayer celebration today and came across these fantastic children's prayers to God.
I'm sure some cynical adult sat and made them up, then posted them on the net, but the part of me which still weeps at High School Musical really wants them to be real prayers because they are so powerful! I've heard enough of our own family efforts over the years to laugh and cry in equal measure at the beauty of a child's thinking allied to their simple phrasing when it comes to bedtime prayers.
So here goes with my favourite ones. (Imagine a small American child kneeling by their bed, with a small American voice, maybe the lispy girl from Miracle on 34th Street!)
Thank you for the baby brother but what I asked for was a puppy. I never asked for anything before. You can look it up.
I read the bible. What does beget mean? Nobody will tell me.
I like the story about Noah the best of all of them. You really made up some good ones. I like walking on water, too.
Please put another holiday between Christmas and Easter. There is nothing good in there now.
Do you draw the lines around the countries? If you don't, who does?
I bet it's very hard for you to love all of everybody in the whole world. There are only 4 people in our family and I can never do it.
How come you did all those miracles in the old days and don't do any now?
Maybe Cain and Abel would not kill each other so much if they each had their own rooms. It works out OK with me and my brother.
I keep waiting for spring, but it never did come yet. What's up? Don't forget.
I am doing the best I can. Really !!!!
If you watch in Church on Sunday I will show you my new shoes.
I do not think anybody could be a better God than you. Well, I just want you to know that. I am not just saying that because you are already God.
Please send Dennis Clark to a different summer camp this year.
It is great the way you always get the stars in the right place. Why can't you do that with the moon?
I didn't think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset you made on Tuesday night. That was really cool.